Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – December 2016


2017 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord, despite faltering in December and over the course of 2016, ended the year as the best-selling car in America for the month of December 2016.

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The Accord ranked fourth overall on annual terms, falling 3% to 345,225 units, its lowest total since 2012.

The Toyota Camry ended 2016 as the year’s best-selling car overall, the 15th consecutive year of Camry leadership. We will shortly publish the 2016-specific edition of America’s best-selling cars.

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Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks and best-selling SUVs in December 2016.

January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Rank
Best-Selling Car
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016 2015 %
Change
#1
Honda Accord
33,873 35,056 -3.4% 345,225 355,557 -2.9%
#2
Toyota Camry
33,412 37,299 -10.4% 388,618 429,355 -9.5%
#3
Honda Civic
31,482 32,796 -4.0% 366,927 335,384 9.4%
#4
Toyota Corolla *
31,209 33,692 -7.4% 378,210 368,431 2.7%
#5
Nissan Altima
24,763 29,462 -15.9% 307,380 333,398 -7.8%
#6
Chevrolet Malibu
22,764 12,155 87.3% 227,881 194,854 16.9%
#7
Hyundai Elantra
19,556 14,242 37.3% 208,319 241,706 -13.8%
#8
Ford Fusion
19,132 25,576 -25.2% 265,840 300,170 -11.4%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
17,324 16,849 2.8% 188,876 226,602 -16.6%
#10
Nissan Sentra
17,037 19,760 -13.8% 214,709 203,509 5.5%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
13,802 22,820 -39.5% 199,416 213,303 -6.5%
#12
Volkswagen Jetta
13,079 14,073 -7.1% 121,107 131,109 -7.6%
#13
Kia Optima
12,572 13,682 -8.1% 124,203 159,414 -22.1%
#14
Kia Soul
12,427 12,159 2.2% 145,768 147,133 -0.9%
#15
Chevrolet Impala
10,794 9060 19.1% 97,006 116,825 -17.0%
#16
Ford Focus
10,242 11,005 -6.9% 168,789 202,478 -16.6%
#17
Toyota Prius
9427 10,175 -7.4% 101,340 118,020 -14.1%

Toyota Prius ^
7786 10,153 -23.3% 98,866 113,829 -13.1%

Toyota Prius Prime ^
1641 22 7359% 2474 4191 -41.0%
#18
Volkswagen Golf
8968 5715 56.9% 61,687 65,308 -5.5%
#19
Nissan Versa
8918 11,058 -19.4% 132,214 144,528 -8.5%
#20
Mazda 3
8102 9838 -17.6% 95,567 107,884 -11.4%

Source: Automakers 
* Corolla total includes Corolla iM, formerly known as the Scion iM 
^ Prius breakdown by variant
 

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